Alfonso Rodriguez Jr.'s defense team has filed what are likely the final documents in the case. They argue his trial team was ineffective and that Rodriguez is mentally disabled. Rodriguez is facing the death penalty for the killing of a University of North Dakota student in Grand Forks.
Minnesota to offer free school meals to 90,000 extra students
Gov. Tim Walz, who is facing re-election in November, announced the measure on Monday.
Minneapolis man dies from injuries days after motorcycle pileup
The 69-year-old died after four days at Regions Hospital.
Police: 15-year-old missing from home north of Twin Cities
Authorities say he may be headed to the metro.
5,760 cases of Capri-Sun recalled as they might contain cleaning fluid
"The taste of fun" isn't that fun currently...
25-year-old Hopkins man drowns after falling off boat
The man reportedly fell from the boat while fishing with friends.
New report details hate crimes in Minnesota last year
Hate crimes in Minnesota rose in 2021.
Low cancels Europe shows due to Mimi Parker's cancer treatment
The Duluth band says the decision follows 'recent changes' in Parker's treatment.
Twin Cities LA Fitness closed after fire Monday morning
The gym will remain closed for the day.
State contacts over 100 landowners in Rush Creek fish kill investigation
The deaths of the fish remain unexplained.
Wisconsin man admits to 1992 revenge killings 15 years after boyhood tragedy
The 52-year-old man is in custody 30 years after the 1992 double murder.
Judge overturns death penalty for man who killed Dru Sjodin
The judge has ordered a new sentencing hearing for Alfonso Rodriguez Jr.
Alfonso Rodriguez appeal could prolong case for three years
Rodriguez has asked for a new trial or sentencing which will lead to more testimony, briefs, and rulings. He was convicted in the 2006 kidnapping and murder of University of North Dakota student Dru Sjodin.
Attorneys in Senser case argue over whether change of venue is needed
Amy Senser's lawyer says publicity about the vehicular homicide charges against her -- prosecutors' comments, in particular -- will prevent her from getting a fair trial in Minneapolis. Eric Nelson says the case should be moved to Willmar, Minnesota. Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman argues there's no need to move next month's trial.
'Person of interest' in Wetterling case files complaint
A man who has been publicly identified as a person of interest in a Minnesota boy's 1989 abduction told The Associated Press that he sent a letter to 14 state officials and agencies, complaining about how he has been treated by law enforcement. In the letter obtained by the AP, Dan Rassier wrote that law officers violated his civil rights and his family's rights and "abused the privileges of their power" in relation to the Jacob Wetterling case.
Judge dismisses case of woman who tried to mail puppy
The judge ruled the woman has a mental deficiency and is unfit to stand trial. Stacey Champion was facing a charge of misdemeanor animal cruelty after she boxed up a puppy and tried to mail it to her son in Atlanta for his birthday.
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